First time traveling to East Jutland with bicycle using the regional train brought me a unique experience interacting Danes.
Unlike in Japan, trains here allow passengers bringing their own bicycle. BUT it’s very difficult and expensive to do so.
The steps made people difficult to put a stroller, wheelchair, and of course bicycle. I had two bags full of stuff attached to my bicycle and I needed a help to put the bicycle on. And once I was on, there were full of people in narrow passageway…and I had to go through it to get to where I can park my bike. People occupied seat that can be lifted to put stroller, wheelchair or bicycle so I had to ask them to move…
At Skanderborg station, an old couple we met on the train from Silkeborg helped to lift my bike to get on the train to Fredericia. Well it wasn’t pleasant experience but people were very helpful, friendly, and they didn’t mind troubles I caused.
And we saw nice “bicycle high ways” besides car lane.
I spent a day biking alone around Fredericia through the regional cycle route 57 and 58.
Through the 5 days of traveling with my bicycle in East Jutland, I noticed that if I were with my bike, people are mroe friendly and helpful than I’m alone without bike. This was a very interesting Danish experience I ever had in Denmark.